GTI Fashion department offers a choice of courses to suit all students who dream of a career in the
Fashion Design level 5 is a course suitable for those who wish to pursue a career in fashion design.
Modules include Design, Drawing, Sewing, History of Fashion and Pattern Drafting. Students also have
the opportunity to go out on Work Experience which is brilliant for the CV as well as making contacts
and gaining experience of how a business works on a day to day basis.
Fashion Retail Course is a perfect choice for anybody who adores fashion and wants to work in the
industry, but not as an actual designer. Fashion is a global industry and there are lots of amazing
evolving careers apart from designing. Even ten years ago all courses related to fashion seemed to
concentrate on the design aspect and very little was available in the styling, merchandising, editorial or
business aspects of the Fashion Industry. With Fashion Retail at GTI you get a good basic grounding in
these areas of the industry. Fashion Buying and Retail are taught alongside Marketing, Styling and the
History of Fashion and trends.
Advanced Fashion Industry Practice is the 2nd year, level 6, following on from Fashion Retail. Many GTI
students choose to complete this second year for a more in- depth study of the subjects on level 5 and
for the introduction of new modules. Students with prior experience in the Industry are also eligible
to apply. Students have an opportunity to participate in a work experience placement in Europe for
three weeks and to participate in many Projects for Applied learning, including Fashion Fiesta, an annual
showcase for student creativity.
Many GTI fashion students go on to Further Education, while others set up their own business or work
with established fashion designers. Several students each year progress to LIT and NCAD to study
Fashion Design at degree level and GMIT offers many courses that are suitable for progression from GTI.
We also have students in the UK in prestigious colleges such as London College of Fashion and Fashion
Retail Academy, established by Philip Green, who owns Top Shop and lots of other high street stores
within the Arcadia Group. GTI are proud to have had finalists in major fashion competitions over the
years. Veronica Casserly won Gillette Dress of Your Dreams Competition in 2007, and had nationwide
coverage in all the newspapers and on TV3. GTI also have had finalists in Nokia and DCU Competitions
and every year for the past four years we have had several finalists in THE GOLDEN EGG FASHION
GTI FASHION FIESTA is a student organised event and a celebration of GTI Fashion. A project for Applied
Learning, the Fiesta includes LIVE windows in Brown Thomas and Antony Ryan Department stores in
Galway on Tuesday 23 April. The fashion show takes place in The Meyrick Hotel on Thursday 25 April at
7pm. All welcome. More info on www.gti.ie